Spicy Aztec Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I first came up with Spicy Aztec Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies when I was writing my book, Everything Cookies and Brownies. I liked the idea of something that was dark chocolate but that would give you that little burn in  your mouth. The first time I made them I knew they were a hit. My …

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Easy Red Sangria Recipe

If you are looking for an easy red sangria recipe you have definitely come to the right place. I have tried a lot of variations but this one is my go to recipe for summer entertaining. It’s pretty, it’s refreshing, and it’s delicious. (Click here to jump straight to the recipe) So, a little history. …

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Cuban Picadillo Recipe that Will Change Your Life

If you’ve never had Cuban Picadillo then you’ve missed out on one of the best things you ever put in your mouth. Picadillo makes a great filling for tacos, served over rice, or stuffed in a sandwich bun. You can put it on tortilla chips, baked potatoes, or just a spoon. It’s one of those …

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Chill Out This Summer with Slim Chillers Skinny Freezers

Remember those Popsicles that came in a plastic sleeve and you put  in the freezer? Well, how would you like to have that same kind of fun with cocktails? Not just cocktails but low calorie cocktails? The folks at Slim Chillers contacted me and wondered if I would be interested in trying out their new …

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Snickers Bar Cheesecake

When I think of truly awesome cheesecake recipes it’s not usually something plain. I like mixtures and layers of flavor and texture – like this Snicker’s Bar cheesecake. Easy, basic, but unique and decadent in every way. Kyrie, Nick, and Matthew have always had their birthdays together – at least until Matt left home and …

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Bailey’s Brown Butter Snickerdoodles Cookies without Cream of Tartar

Recipes for snickerdoodles cookies without cream of tartar are hard to find. You see, the cream of tartar is what adds that tangy aftertaste to the finished cookies. Usually I have cream of tartar on the spice rack but this past weekend I had a sudden inspiration for snickerdoodles and, alas, I had no cream …

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Patisserie, A Cookbook for Dessert Nerds and a GIVEAWAY!

Patisserie, a cookbook by William and Suzue Curley is one of those books I would want on my shelf even if I didn’t cook. I would just curl up on the window seat in my kitchen and look at the pictures! I love to cook all kinds of food from down home country cookin’ to …

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Strawberry Daiquiri Shortcake

I few weeks ago I was offered a chance to work with Driscoll to create a strawberry shortcake recipe and promote the pure lusciousness of the strawberry. I was all for it except for one thing — I really love old fashioned strawberry shortcake at it’s most simple. Biscuits, strawberries, a little sugar, and a big …

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